Palyul Changchub Dargyeling Dallas

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation and Study in the Nyingma Tradition
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March 2009

Tibetan Year 2136 Female Earth Ox Year

Kyabjé Pema Norbu (Penor) Rinpoche Enters Parinirvana
Kyabje Pema Norbu Rinpoche 1932 - 2009
This is to formally announce that the 11th Throneholder of the Palyul Lineage of the Nyingma School
of Tibetan Buddhism, His Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche entered the stage of Thugdam,

the final stage of meditation, as of 8:20 PM on Friday, March 27, 2009,

at the Namdroling Monastery in Bylakuppe, South India.

Our regular Meditation Schedule is Sunday at 10 am
Ngondro Practice sessions every Tuesday between 11:00 AM until approximately 12:30PM

Yes - we are easy to find, once you know how!  Driving Directions to PCD Dallas: Please Don't Leave Home Without Reading!

New to Meditation? Upon request, Calm Abiding Meditation Instruction offered each Sunday Morning at 10am.
Please feel welcome to attend! Newcomers are welcome to practice meditation with us.
Persons of all spiritual traditions will enjoy and benefit from Calm Abiding meditation practice.

May all beings have happiness and the cause of happiness.
May they be free of suffering and the cause of suffering.
May they never be separated from the supreme happiness without suffering.
May they remain in the boundless equanimity free from both attachment and hatred,
knowing the equality of all that lives.

The Four Immeasurables, Traditional Tibetan Buddhist Prayer


Khenchen Rinpoche has requested that we accumulate the mantras of:
The 7-Line Prayer, Vajra Guru Mantra, and 100 Syllable Mantra

We continue these accumulations as part of an ongoing initiative set up by Khenchen Rinpoche for the benefit of all sentient beings and the Palyul Dallas Center. If you would like to participate, a copy of each of these mantras and prayer can be found at If you have any questions about this initiative (and to submit counts), please contact

Mantra Accumulation totals to Dec 5, 2008:
7-Line Prayer 144,902
Vajra Guru Mantra 1,883,756
100 Syllable Mantra 57,056


March 2009


Kyabjé Pema Norbu Rinpoche Enters Parinirvana
Kyabje Pema Norbu Rinpoche 1932 - 2009

This is to formally announce that the 11th Throneholder of the Palyul Lineage of the Nyingma School
of Tibetan Buddhism, His Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche entered the stage of Thugdam,

the final stage of meditation, as of 8:20 PM on Friday, March 27, 2009,

at the Namdroling Monastery in Bylakuppe, South India.

 Sun Mar 29 10am-12pm - Guru Yoga and Vajrasattva Meditation Practice
In Honor of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche's ParaNirvana
All Are Welcome - Please Join Us!

Note: There is some information and suggested reading about the Bardo practices here:

Bardo (After Death) Practices


    Tuesday Ngondro Practice Schedule Mar 2009

   Mar 31 11am-12:30pm - Guru Yoga

   April 7 11am-12:30pm - Vajrasattva
    April 14 11am-12:30pm - To Be Announced
    April 21 11am-12:30pm - To Be Announced
      April 28 11am-12:30pm - To Be Announced

Jan-Feb 2009 Tsog* Dates

Dakini Tsog Tues Jan 20, Wed Feb 4, 2009

Guru Rinpoche Tsog Tues Jan 6, Thurs Feb 19. 2009

Feb. 25, 2009 - Losar Tibetan New Year 2136
Female Earth Ox

For More Tsog and Other Special Practice Dates -
Tibetan Calendar of Special Practice Days


*Tsog or Tsok
[Tibetan: tshogs, Sanskrit: Puja]

Tsog (prayers and collective food offering) on the 10th and 25th of each lunar month, Tibetan calendar.

The Tibetan word 'tsogs ' means 'provisions' or 'accumulations' and/or 'feast-offering'.
In this usage, it refers to the 'two accumulations' or provisions of merit and wisdom,
which are gathered over an inestimable period of time.

The fulfillment of the 'two accumulations' constitutes the fruition of the path to Enlightenment. The overall purpose of tsog is to distribute merit and wisdom to the participants and all sentient beings.

Tsog/Puja Explanation from Palyul Singapore



Information and Resource Pages:

  Buddhist and PCD Dallas Resources for Study 


Opportunity to Practice Generosity
Donations for Meditation Instruction/Participation in Any Amount Gratefully Accepted!


For students of Khenchen Rinpoche interested in beginning the Ngondrö meditation practice/study:

The Preliminary Practices: The Palyul Nam Chö Ngondrö Practice Book

(The 'Blue Book', Hardcover) Privately published by Namdroling, main Palyul Monastery, India.
Available at PCD Dallas and Palyul US centers only; not available through or any other vendors.

More Info About NgondrÖ Practice: 

Ngondrö Practice in Palyul Nam Chö   

Annual Summer Retreats at Palyul Ling Upstate NY Retreat Center

From July 10 to August 10, His Holiness Penor Rinpoche leads the yearly Palyul summer retreats in upstate NY at Palyul Ling.
Ngondrö, Tsa Lung, Dzogchen Tögyal, and Dzogchen Trekchö will be offered in the year 2008. 

First Year Study at Summer Retreat: Ngondro


New to Tibetan Buddhism and Meditation?

Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche recommends these books for study:

Words of My Perfect Teacher (Revised Edition) by Patrul Rinpoche
An encyclopedic compilation of all aspects of spiritual practice in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition (particularly Nyingma). Includes detailed instructions/advice for the Ngondrö practice and Right Conduct. Patrul Rinpoche's personality and heart instructions come through in this text.
It is both poetic yet earthly. The stories, poems, and teachings throughout fit each topic being discussed; the book is written as a teacher giving
personal practice instructions to a sincere and motivated student.

A Guide to the Words of My Perfect Teacher by Khenpo Ngawang Pelzang
An explanation of the concepts (basic and otherwise) from Words of My Perfect Teacher for Western practitioners.
Do read "The Guide" first (or concurrently with) Words of My Perfect Teacher.

The Way of the Bodhisattva: A Translation of the Bodhicharyavatara by Shantideva
Shambhala Dragon Edition. [Also known as "A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life"]

Basic/Beginning reading To learn more about Shakyamuni Buddha and BASIC Buddhism

What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula

Basic/Beginning reading for those wishing To learn more about Tibetan Buddhist Practice and Philosophy:

The World of Tibetan Buddhism: An Overview of Its Philosophy and Practice by The Dalai Lama

Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism by John Powers
[A detailed and comprehensive overview of philosophy and practice of the four Buddhist traditions of Tibet]

Questions? Email:      


 What Produces Peace?

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, from Heart of Compassion: A Practical Approach to a Meaningful Life

This idea of universal responsibility is rooted in a very simple fact: in general terms, all others' desires are the same as mine.
Every being wants happiness and does not want  suffering. If we, as intelligent human beings, do not accept this fact, 
there will be more and more suffering on this planet.  If we adopt a self-centered approach to life, and constantly try to use others for our own self-interest,
we may gain temporary benefits but, in the long run, we will not succeed in achieving even personal happiness; 
and world peace will be completely out of the question.

Meaning of Sangha (Meditation Practice Group)

Sangha means "Indivisible" and can be understood at three levels:

Outer Sangha: All other Buddhists, those who have taken refuge in the same lineage or with the same teacher, those who practice together, the noble sangha of bodhisattvas and arhats

Inner Sangha: Dakas and dakinis, dharmapalas

Secret Sangha: All sentient beings in the six realms

"Hearing the Buddha pronounce the four noble truths, the eightfold path, and the links of interdependent origination, the first five disciples understood the meaning of his words; one by one, each attained the state of an Arhat, fully libeMouseed from the flow of the passions and the karma that results from this flow. Their realization established that enlightened knowledge can be transmitted from one person to another, as a flame can pass from one candle to the next, illuminating each according to his potential. This understanding gave rise to the Sangha, the community dedicated to embodying the Buddha's teachings.

The Sangha is the natural expression of enlightened understanding, mirroring the interconnectedness of all forms of existence. The Sangha is the community that continues the Buddha's presence in the world, upholding the model of mindful action and a harmonious way of life. Founded by the Buddha, governed by his teachings, supported by geneMouseions of realized masters, the Sangha is a refuge from the attitudes and actions that bind living beings to suffering."

-Yeshe De Translation Group


Driving Directions to PCD Dallas

320 Terrace Drive, Richardson, TX 75083

 Please NOTE: The building is not actually 'on' Terrace Drive,

it is just south of Terrace Drive  and faces the back of Maxim’s Restaurant. 

(The Post Office assigned the Terrace Drive address to the building.)  


PCD Dallas is inside a 2 story tan brick office building just south (and facing the back of) Maxim's Restaurant;

Maxim's Restaurant is on the corner of Greenville Ave and Terrace Drive.  


The freeway exit from 75N is (Richardson) Main Street; and closest street intersection is 

Greenville Avenue and (Richardson) Main Street. 


(Greenville is east of 75N and runs parallel to 75N, approximately 1 mile east of the freeway.  

The closest major intersection from our location is four blocks south of the center; 

at Greenville Ave and Richardson Main Street.)


From 75N, take the Beltline/Richardson Main St exit and go east on Richardson Main St.

75N is the dividing line; Beltline goes west and Richardson Main St goes east.

Continue east on Richardson Main St for approximately 4 blocks to Greenville Avenue. Turn left (north).


Traveling north on Greenville Ave, pass Richardson Main Street and continue for approximately 3 blocks.

Turn right onto Terrace Drive at Maxim’s Restaurant, 

and then go to the end of Maxim’s parking lot and turn right. 


You will then see the 320 Terrace Drive Building in front of you.  

The building is not actually 'on' Terrace Drive, 

it is just south of Terrace Drive and faces the back of Maxim’s Restaurant.


The tan brick office building is almost unmarked 

(small numbers '320' are on the actual front door of the office building). 

The office building is the last structure at the south end of the strip shopping center.

We hang prayer flags outside whenever possible (in co-opeMouseion with the other building tenants).


PCD Dallas is on the first floor; when you enter the building, walk straight ahead, past the stairs.



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